Continuing Education Programs: Well Management - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

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February 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
February 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Roseau, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 3 4 MN Plumbing Training
St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 6 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Geology of the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities
7 p.m.
Alan Chapman, Macalester College
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 9-10 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Continuing Education and Expo

East Peoria, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
February 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Northfield, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 14 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Clarion Hotel Campus Area
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
February 15 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Comfort Suites
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
February 16 4 MN Plumbing Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 16 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Marriott West
Middleton, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
February 17 4 MN Plumbing Training
Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 20 4 MN Plumbing Training
Special 2016 Curriculum
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 20 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
What Would the Rock Evidence for Martian Life Look Like? Microbialites: Rocks from Microbes
7 p.m.
Thomas Hickson, University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 23 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 24 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS)
65th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGS Staff at 763-447-4230
February 24 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 28 6
2 MDH
First Supply - Rochester
2017 Classes for Pump and Well Contractors

Holiday Inn
2635 Northwest 43rd Street
Owatonna, Minnesota
Contact: Charlie Peterson at 507-536-2631
February 28 Credits
Pending
Wisconsin Wetlands Association
2017 Wetland Science Conference

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Staff at 608-250-9971

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March 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
March 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 3 6
2 MDH
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Well Done Drillers School

1602 45th Street North
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Richard Myhra at 701-237-4131
March 3 4 MN Plumbing Training
Buffalo, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 6 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Medical Geology
7 p.m.
Jennifer McGuire, University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 7 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Olympia Resort and Hotel
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 7-9 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
33rd Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
March 8 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Holiday Inn, Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 8-9 Credits
Pending
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
29th Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
920 West Sioux Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota
Contact: Kayla Fawcett at 605-773-3296
March 9 4 MN Plumbing Training
Aitkin, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 9 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Flat Creek Inn and Suites
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 10 6
2 MDH
Preferred Pump and Equipment
Customer Appreciation Seminars

Best Western Kelly Inn
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Skip Lock at 320-253-8664
March 10-11 Credits
Pending
Michigan Ground Water Association
89th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
Contact:MGWA Staff at 855-225-6492
March 14-16 4 Bilfinger Water Technologies
2017 Johnson Screens Groundwater and Wells Design Class

The Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
Golden, Colorado
Contact: Tom Hanna at 970-403-3281 or Mike Howell at 800-833-9473
March 15 4 MN Plumbing Training
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 16 4 First Supply – La Crosse, Wisconsin
2017 First Supply Pump Show

300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: Wyatt Buttke at 608-791-3603
March 17 4 MN Plumbing Training
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 17 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
March 20 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Strategic Minerals – What are They and Why Should I Care?
7 p.m.
Brian Lentz, Big Rock Exploration, LLC
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 22 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management SectionSpring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 22-23 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA)
2017 Annual Conference

Treasure Island Resort and Casino
Welch (Red Wing), Minnesota
Contact: MNGHPA or 888-782-6815
March 23 4 MN Plumbing Training
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 23 Credits
Pending
2MDSI
Customer Appreciation Event

Coyote Moon Grille
480 55th Avenue Southeast
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Mark Husnik at 320-251-1362
March 24 4 MN Plumbing Training
Brandon, South Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 27 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fairmont, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 28 4 MN Plumbing Training
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 28-31 Credits
Pending
Water Quality Association
2017 Water Quality Association Convention and Exposition

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
Contact: WQA or 630-505-0160
March 28-31 Credits
Pending
Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)
29th Annual Technical Conference

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: WRWA at 715-344-7778
March 29 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management Section Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 30 4 MN Plumbing Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 31 Credits
Pending
Pipeline Supply, Inc.
21st Annual Spring Show

Monticello Community Center
Monticello, Minnesota
Contact: Carrie Sundberg at 218-327-3322

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April 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
April 3 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Fossils on the Iron Range
7 p.m.
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 7 Credits Pending St. Hilaire Supply Company
2017 Dealer Meeting and Spring Show

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Sorvig at 218-964-5222
April 7 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 11-13 Credits Pending School of Natural Resources University of Nebraska-Linclon
52nd Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Kansas City/Olathe Hotel and Conference Center
10401 South Ridgeview Road
Olathe, Kansas
Contact: Jacki Loomis or 402-472-7550
April 12 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 17 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Glacial Geology of Minnesota
7 p.m.
Andrew Wickert, University of Minnesota
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 17-19 Credits Pending Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
78th Annual University of Minnesota Mining Symposium
90th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: SME or 303-948-4200
April 19 4 MN Plumbing Training
Wabasha, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 19 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elk River, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 20 4 MN Plumbing Training
Winona, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 21 4 MN Plumbing Training
Caledonia, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 22 Credits
Pending
Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education

Kishwaukee College Conference Center
Malta, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
April 24 4 MN Plumbing Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 26 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
MGWA Spring Conference 2017
Topic: To be determined
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGWA Staff

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May 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
May 1 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Boom Times, The Early Days of the Oklahoma Oil Industry

7 p.m.
Steve Erickson
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 3 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
May 10-11 Credits Pending Institute on Lake Superior Geology
2017 Annual Meeting

Wawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Staff
May 23 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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June 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
June 14 Credits
Pending
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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July 2017 Training
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September 2017 Training
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October 2017 Training
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November 2017 Training
Date Credits Location
November 29 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management Section Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Friday, February 17, 2017 at 07:22AM